• Hungary beat the United States 14-10 to win the Olympic men's water polo gold meda on Sunday. Serbia beat Montenegro 6-4 for the bronze.

  • The team of Russia competes in the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, 2008. [Agencies]

    Russia has won Olympic gold in the rhythmic gymnastics all-around group competition.

    It is the third straight gold medal finish for Russia. The team scored a 35.550 to edge China, which scored a 35.225 for the silver. Belarus got the bronze with a score of 34.900.

    Russia had the high score of 17.750 in the five rope rotation and held onto the lead by posting a competition-high 17.800 on the three hoops and two clubs routine.

    It is a gold medal sweep in the competition for Russia after Evgeniya Kanaeva won the individual event Saturday.


    Russia perform during the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 24, 2008. [Agencies]


    The team of Russia competes in the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, 2008. [Agencies]


    The team of Russia competes in the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, 2008. [Agencies]


    The team of Azerbaijan competes in the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, 2008. [Agencies]


    The team of Ukraine competes in the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, 2008. [Agencies]


    The team of Italy competes in the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, 2008. [Agencies]


    The team of Italy competes in the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, 2008. [Agencies]


    Israel perform during the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 24, 2008. [Agencies]


    Israel perform during the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 24, 2008. [Agencies]


    The team of China competes in the group all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, 2008. [Agencies]

  • South Korean players celebrate their gold medal victory at the end of the men's baseball final against Cuba at the Wukesong Baseball Venue during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 23, 2008.[Agencies]

    BEIJING - South Korea beat defending champion Cuba 3-2 here Saturday to win Asia's first Olympic baseball gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games.

    Lee Yong-kyu opened the winning team's lead with a two run homer in the first inning and teammate Park Jim-man added one point in the seventh inning.

    Cuba's Michel Enriquez and Alexei Bell homered respectively in the first and seventh innings.

    The bronze medal went to the United States.

    Asia's first Olympic baseball gold medal could be last one for this sport as baseball will not be included in the 2012 London Games. Whether it can enter the Games afterwards remains unclear.

  • Australia's Ken Wallace competes in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games men's Kayak K1 1000m flatwater semi-final event at the Shunyi Rowing and Canoeing Park in Beijing on August 20, 2008.[Agencies]

    Ken Wallace of Australia won the gold medal in the 500-meter kayak single Saturday, storming ahead over the last 100 meters to win the race.

    The first-time Olympian won in 1 minute, 37.252 seconds. He was a few ticks off the lead at the 250-meter mark, then paddled his way ahead in the No. 8 lane late in the race.

    Adam van Koeverden of Canada won the silver medal in 1:37.630.

    Tim Brabants has a bronze medal to go along with the gold he won in the 1,000-meter K-1 race a day earlier. He finished the 500-meter sprint in 1:37.671.

  • Steve Hooker of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's pole vault final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 22, 2008.[Agencies]

    BEIJING -- Steve Hooker from Australia claimed the men's pole vault title with the result of 5.96 meters at the Beijing Olympics on Friday night.


    Australia's Steve Hooker competes during the men's pole vault final at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008. [Agencies]

    Evqeny Lukyanenko from Russia took the silver with 5.85 meters, and Denys Yurchenko from Ukraine got the bronze with 5.70 meters.

  • Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia runs on her way to winning the women's 5000m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 22, 2008. [Agencies]

    BEIJING -- Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba won her second gold medal at the Beijing Olympics as she took the women's 5,000 meters gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Friday.

    Dibaba, 23, clocked 15 minutes 41.40 seconds for her second gold medal at the Games, following her win in the 10,000m.


    Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia (1659) and Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey (3045) lead the pack in the women's 5000m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 22, 2008. [Agencies]

    Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse took the silver in 15:42.74 and another Ethiopian Meseret Defar, the defending champion, won the bronze in 15:44.12.

  • Brazil's Maurren Higa Maggi competes during the women's long jump final at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008.[ Agencies]

    BEIJING--Brazil's Maurren Maggi won the women's long jump gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Friday.

    The 32-year-old soared and landed at 7.04 meters in her first attempt and that was enough to seal her the gold.

    Defending champion Tatiana Lebedeva of Russia took the silver with 7.03 meters and the bronze went to Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare with 6.91.

  • Hadi Saei (red) of Iran fights with Deepak Bista of Nepal in the men's -80kg taekwondo match during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing on August 22, 2008.[Agencies]

    BEIJING--Hadi Saei from Iran claimed the men's 80kg taekwondo title at the Beijing Olympics, beating Mauro Sarmiento from Italy in the final.

    The bronze medals went to Steven Lopez from the United States and Zhu Guo from China.
  • BEIJING -- Belarus claimed the Olympic gold medal in the men's kayak four (K4) 1,000 meters in the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park on Friday.


    (R-L) Raman Piatrushenka, Aliaksei Abalmasau, Artur Litvinchuk and Vadzim Makneu of Belarus paddle to win their men's kayak four K4 1000m final of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park north of Beijing, August 22, 2008. [Agencies]

    The team finished in two minutes, 55.714 seconds, 0.879 seconds ahead of Slovakia. Germany, silver medalists in Athens, took bronze in 2:56.593.

    Hungary, who won the gold medals in Sdyney and Athens, missed out on a medal with a fifth finish.

    China, silver medalists in a pre-Games world cup race, came in seventh place.

  • BEIJING -- Belarus claimed the men's canoe double (C2) 1,000m title in three minutes and 36.365 seconds at the Beijing Olympics on Friday.

    Germany took the silver in 3:36.588, and Hungary got the bronze in 3:40.258.